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Old center of Christians to be unearthed in Turkey's south

Old center of Christians to be unearthed in Turkey's south

Works have been initiated by Istanbul University in the ancient field of Aya Tekla, one of the oldest centers of Christianity

Comment(s)11/15/2016

Turkish mosque group in Germany takes step back from Ankara

Turkish mosque group in Germany takes step back from Ankara

A key Turkish religious organization in Germany said on Aug. 14 it would further distance itself from Ankara after politicians and media raised concerns of foreign influence

Comment(s)8/14/2016

For peace we must find ways of living together, says Hürriyet chairwoman

For peace we must find ways of living together, says Hürriyet chairwoman

Finding ways to live together is the key to achieving global peace, Hürriyet chairwoman and Aydın Doğan Foundation Vice President Vuslat Doğan Sabancı said on Oct. 20

Comment(s)10/20/2016

Gülen movement is fake Mahdi, says Turkey’s Religious Directorate head

Gülen movement is fake Mahdi, says Turkey’s Religious Directorate head

The head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet), Mehmet Görmez has said the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) was a “fake Mahdi movement,”

Comment(s)8/4/2016

AS IT HAPPENED: Doğan Group holds panel in US against Islamophobia

AS IT HAPPENED: Doğan Group holds panel in US against Islamophobia

Turkey’s Doğan Group is holding a panel in Washington in a bid to globally fight against the fallacies and prejudices directed toward Islam

Comment(s)10/19/2016

Restoring medieval Tibetan shrines in the Himalayas

Restoring medieval Tibetan shrines in the Himalayas

Upper Mustang only opened to outsiders in 1992 and its murals, scriptures and cave paintings provide a rare window into early Buddhism

Comment(s)8/3/2016

Media can serve as bridge in fight against Islamophobia, Hürriyet chairwoman says

Media can serve as bridge in fight against Islamophobia, Hürriyet chairwoman says

Media organs can serve as a bridge in the fight against Islamophobia, Hürriyet chairwoman and deputy chairwoman of the Aydın Doğan Foundation Vuslat Doğan Sabancı said on Oct. 19

Comment(s)10/20/2016

Pope sets up Vatican panel to study female deacons issue

Pope sets up Vatican panel to study female deacons issue

Pope Francis has set up a panel to study whether women could serve as deacons, a role now reserved to men

Comment(s)8/2/2016

Protestant pastor of İzmir church faces deportation from Turkey

Protestant pastor of İzmir church faces deportation from Turkey

A Protestant pastor and his wife, who have been living in Turkey for 20 years, are due to be deported over alleged missionary activities said to be “against national security.”

Comment(s)10/14/2016

Pope sets up Vatican panel to study female deacons issue

Pope sets up Vatican panel to study female deacons issue

Pope Francis has set up a panel to study whether women could serve as deacons, a role now reserved to men

Comment(s)8/2/2016

World’s Muslims celebrate Feast of Sacrifice

World’s Muslims celebrate Feast of Sacrifice

Muslims worldwide, including those in Turkey, are celebrating Islam’s holy Feast of Sacrifice – known as Eid al-Adha in Arabic - with millions of Muslims across the world making a pilgrimage this week to Saudi Arabia

Comment(s)9/12/2016

Civil servants to be allowed to leave Turkey for hajj

Civil servants to be allowed to leave Turkey for hajj

Ankara will make an exception on the ban on leaving the country imposed on civil servants after the July 15 failed coup attempt if the employees can demonstrate they will perform the hajj in September

Comment(s)7/29/2016

Turkey declares nine-day public holiday for Eid al-Adha

Turkey declares nine-day public holiday for Eid al-Adha

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım signed a document on Aug. 27, declaring a nine-day public holiday starting from Sept. 12 for Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

Comment(s)8/28/2016

Pope Francis misses step, falls down before Mass in Poland

Pope Francis misses step, falls down before Mass in Poland

Pope Francis missed a step and fell to the ground on July 28 as he walked on an open-air platform to celebrate Mass at Poland's holiest shrine of Jasna Gora

Comment(s)7/28/2016

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